Al-Nassr Edges Tractor to Keep ACL Dream Alive

Al-Nassr Edges Tractor to Keep ACL Dream Alive

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr beat Iran's Tractor 1-0 in the 2021 AFC Champions League Round of 16 to continue its charge towards a first title in the competition.

The Saudi Pro League side joined fellow Riyadh side Al-Hilal SFC and Iran’s Persepolis in the next round, with one of two Emirati sides Sharjah SC and Al Wahda FSCC to round off the West Zone’s quarter-finalists.

Vincent Aboubakar was on target for Al-Nassr just 11 minutes into the match.

With 10 minutes left on the clock, Al Nassr broke forward in numbers with Talisca and Aboubakar acting as the focal points moving upfield, the attack eventually came to a conclusion when the former Guangzhou FC forward skied his shot.

Tractor’s first shot on target came 83 minutes into the game, when Saman Narimanjahan took a shot from inside the box but Waleed Ali, largely untested throughout the game, was alert and managed to save. Akbar Imani also had a chance later on, with Ali on hand once more.

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